Listing of Comments on Draft NIH Human Stem Cell Guidelines
Entire Comment Period: 04/23/2009-05/26/2009

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On April 23, 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published draft stem cell guidelines for public comment in the Federal Register. The purpose of these guidelines are to implement President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13505 “Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells,” which was issued on March 9, 2009.

NIH received 49,015 comments by May 26, 2009, the closing date of the comment period, and have compiled these comments on this website. Any comments received via email or mail after the May 26 deadline are not included on this website. In reviewing the comments, NIH determined that 60 comments were inappropriate (i.e., contained SPAM responses or offensive language), and these comments have been excluded from this website. In addition, to protect the identities and personal information of individuals who submitted comments, NIH has removed personally identifiable information from the comments on this website even though individuals consented that the information provided could be made available for public review and posting.



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17752 05/12/2009 at 04:13:04 PM Self     I object to my tax dollars going to fund embryonic stem cell research instead of adult stem cell research, which has proven successful. I should not be required to contribute funds to something that is so diametrically opposed to my fundamental beliefs; that is, that human life begins at conception. I am alarmed that some consider embryonic stem cell research an efficient way to recycle 'disposable' embryos. It seemed so much easier to identify such 'advances in science' as inherently evil when they were performed by Hitler's scientists. When will we admit that it is not always wise to do something 'just because we can'?

 
17753 05/12/2009 at 04:13:15 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17754 05/12/2009 at 04:13:23 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17755 05/12/2009 at 04:13:41 PM Self     All life is sacred from conception to natural death. We are doing a disservice to us all to continually attack new life. We need to be a culture of life and dignity for the human person. Every man, woman and child deserves protection from our government not an ok to destroy that which is inconvenient. Not create life just to be destroyed for some other purpose whether it is a noble cause or not. Sometimes we offer more protection for the animal kingdom in the medical sciences than we do to human life. We are better and smarter than that. I know it, we all know it.

 
17756 05/12/2009 at 04:13:52 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos (life begins at conception as proven in medical testimony before Congress and in numerous court cases)for any purpose much less taxpayer funded research in an area where adult stem cells have proven to work far better than embryonic stem cells.

Embryo (life)-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. An adult who donates stem cells does not die. Often a donor gains from the donation.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately. The draft guidelines attempt to exclude this activity by stating "human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose" but this language is not sufficiently clear since it confuses the issue of egg and embryo (life) "created" in the IVF process which embodies the fact that "human life begins at conception" or the fertilization of a woman's egg by the man's sperm which transforms the egg into an embryo which is human life.

Let's be truthfull about this whole issue and speak about killing life for the possibility of research into saving lives which have already been proven to be saved using adult stem cells which do not require the loss of life.

Don't use my tax dollars to take lives for any reason!

 
17757 05/12/2009 at 04:13:56 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic cell research! Where is the need for sanctitiy of life? I do NOT want my taxpayer dollars to fund this despicable act when the research could focus on adult stem cells with possibly equal results! We are a country struggling to regain and maintain balance...spending our money this way is an outrage and I am completely against it! Stop playing God and stick to politics!

 
17758 05/12/2009 at 04:14:04 PM Self     I don't want my money to be used for stem cell...

 
17759 05/12/2009 at 04:14:09 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

 
17760 05/12/2009 at 04:14:46 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

Please take this opportunity to stand up to President Obama's order that allows more of your tax dollars to be spent on the destruction of human life.

 
17761 05/12/2009 at 04:15:07 PM Self     I heard the president say that he would not change the law regarding stem cell guidelines. There has been proof that adult cell use is as effective. I am saddened and frustrated that our president would lie to us before the election and do what he wants after the election.

 
17762 05/12/2009 at 04:15:14 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17763 05/12/2009 at 04:15:15 PM Self     Creating babies just to kill them for someone else's benefit is morally wrong. This constitutes genocide and is something akin to Hitler and Stalin. Why do we waste tax dollars for this kind of thing while allowing our schools, children, and families to go to hell in a hand basket? This country is no longer the United States of America, not the one I have loved and defended my entire life. It is a sad day for all of us.

 
17764 05/12/2009 at 04:15:18 PM Self     It is offensive to me to use embryonic stem cells for research. I certainly don't want my tax money to be used for this research. As I understand it, people who have had the embryonic stem cells injected into them have come up with tumors and cancer. Use adult stem cells instead. They are making great headway with adult stem cell therapy.

 
17765 05/12/2009 at 04:15:37 PM Self     I wish to have the government maintain the Dickey-Wicker Amendment regarding the ban on federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research. It is my opinion that use of human embryos for research is ethically and morally wrong and I do not wish to have any of my hard earned dollars go to support this type of research. Use of human umbilical stem cells with proper consent from the mother and use of adult stem cells is perfectly okay for federal funding. See the below reference lest you forget the derivation of the amendment.

NIH funding of the derivation of stem cells from human embryos is prohibited by the annual appropriations ban on funding of human embryo research (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub. L. 110-161, 3/11/ 09), otherwise known as the Dickey-Wicker Amendment.

 
17766 05/12/2009 at 04:15:42 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17767 05/12/2009 at 04:15:47 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-I am also opposed to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. They will be created as a commodity and used. No life can be sarificed for spare parts for another, it is immoral. No end justifies the means.

 
17768 05/12/2009 at 04:15:48 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of human life. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or creation of human embryos for research purposes. The support I do support is directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. Adult stem cells are ethical and most important effective. Embryo-destructive stem cell research has been shown to be ineffective and dangerous. The proposed regulations do not prevent future embryonic research funding of clones and human-animal hybrids. The loopholes must be closed immediately.

 
17769 05/12/2009 at 04:15:52 PM Self     I am totally against the Draft NIH Human Stem Cell guidelines. Human life is sacred. You should be ashamed of your numerous actions regarding real American voters. Now....produce a valid birth certificate, would you? Or maybe you're a product of stem cell research?

 
17770 05/12/2009 at 04:15:56 PM Self     Fetal stem cell research has yielded no satisfactory results, while we DO produce our own stem cells all of our life, making the creation and destruction of human life in a testing situation completely wasteful and immoral. Also, umbilical cord blood provides all the stem cells we could ever need or want. So what is the rational that drives this desire for 'stem cell research' only on fetal cells? The answer is to further cheapen human life, to make it expendable for ANY reason at any time. Only the most immoral and vile governments of the 20th century...Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, Red China and Pol Pot could come close to this record of murder at will.

 
17771 05/12/2009 at 04:16:02 PM Self     I object to my tax dollars being used to make me an accessory to crimes against humanity and human dignity. The smallest of us have the right to the full protection of the law just as much as the largest of us. It is not for man to play God by deciding that innocents ought to be sacrificed for what the authorities perceive to be the greater general welfare. In the name of God, I demand that you cease from these crimes.

 
17772 05/12/2009 at 04:16:13 PM Self     Stop degrading the worth of human life. Stop this insanity of Frankinstienian destruction of human life that has been found to do nothing but distort life, while adult stem cell's show promise. Your mad with the God like power of voting your self the right to murder fetal children now you want to create life... Stop this insanity, this wasted time. Build on the adult stem cell's that have shown promise.

 
17773 05/12/2009 at 04:16:26 PM Self     We are opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force us as taxpayers to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17774 05/12/2009 at 04:16:26 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately

 
17775 05/12/2009 at 04:16:36 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. Thank you, I

 
17776 05/12/2009 at 04:16:37 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17777 05/12/2009 at 04:16:52 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17778 05/12/2009 at 04:17:02 PM Self     Why not use the available adult stem cells for research? They have many benefits over the embryonic stem cells. They are plenipotent==able to become whatever part is needed. They are exactly matched to the sick person because his own are used. They respect human life, which begins as an embryo.

 
17779 05/12/2009 at 04:17:19 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17780 05/12/2009 at 04:17:26 PM Self     An executive order signed by President Bush to end embryonic stem cell research forced scientist of look for new stem cell research, and brought on an avalanche of new stem cell experimentation which made scientist find better ways to serve the human race. By you rescinding this order you are taking us backward and having scientist create life just to to kill it; is this what you think to be advancement, I don't think so.

This is from a letter I wrote you on March 12, 2009.

 
17781 05/12/2009 at 04:17:35 PM Self     Adult Stem cell research is an iffy subject. If used to cure diseases, this is good. Once one tries to play God and starts cloning animals and eventually humans, then you have stepped over the line. This would also open the door for trying to create the perfect human. This is scarey and unethical.

Embryonic stem cell research is wrong and there is absolutely no scientific data to support it. Even if there was data to support it, it is still wrong, it is killing a human being.

 
17782 05/12/2009 at 04:17:41 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17783 05/12/2009 at 04:18:26 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17784 05/12/2009 at 04:18:34 PM Self     "NIH currently funds ongoing research involving human embryonic stem cells as detailed under prior Presidential policy. Under that policy, Federal funds have been used for research on human embryonic stem cells where the derivation process was initiated prior to 9 p.m. EDT August 9, 2001, the embryo was created for reproductive purposes, the embryo was no longer needed for these purposes, informed consent was obtained for the donation of the embryo, and no financial inducements were provided for donation of the embryo. These draft Guidelines would allow funding for research using only those human embryonic stem cells that were derived from embryos created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) for reproductive purposes and were no longer needed for that purpose. Funding will continue to be allowed for human stem cell research using adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells. Specifically, these Guidelines describe the conditions and informed consent procedures that would have been required during the derivation of human embryonic stem cells for research using these cells to be funded by the NIH. NIH funding for research using human embryonic stem cells derived from other sources, including somatic cell nuclear transfer, parthenogenesis, and/or IVF embryos created for research purposes, is not allowed under these Guidelines."

It is not scientifically necessary to use embryo stem cells to further this intended branch of research. Stem cells obtained from adults are fully competent for these purposes. Regarding the embryos obtained from In Vitro, they are indeed still human beings regardless of where they were conceived. Please, PLEASE do not degrade the value of their lives because they do not have a voice for themselves. Use stem cells from fully consenting adults who are making their own decision, rather than have it made for them by legislators in Washington. Thank you.

 
17785 05/12/2009 at 04:18:38 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17786 05/12/2009 at 04:19:01 PM Self     As an RN, I am opposed to embrionic stem cell research. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

I am opposed to any research that forces me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life.

 
17787 05/12/2009 at 04:19:06 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately

 
17788 05/12/2009 at 04:19:20 PM Self     Embryonic Stem Research should be discontinued. Adult Stem Research has been far more successful. Embryonic cell generated organs size can not be controlled!! Use of Adult cells has been more useful. But, more importantly Embryonic Stem cell retrieval many times means the death of an as yet unborn infant! Murder is not justifiable!

 
17789 05/12/2009 at 04:19:29 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

Human life is important. Using adult stem cells in research does not terminate the life of a human. Using embryonic stem cells encourages the use of abortion, which does destroy a human life. I believe it is wrong to publicly fund research which encourages the destruction of human life. I also believe it is wrong to fund research that would lead to human cloning.

 
17790 05/12/2009 at 04:19:57 PM Self     I am opposed to the government deciding to use my money for purposes that are diametrically opposed to my values as an American. I value human life. Embryos used in such research are human beings because they have 46 chromosomes. They are also alive, as they conform to the scientific functions of life. (i.e. growth, excretion, nutrition, etc.) Although that in itself is enough reason to oppose tax-funded embryonic stem cell research, there is more.

Embryonic stem cell therapy is dangerous to human health. Embryonic stem cells posess the quality of replicating with alarming speed. It's not too suprising, then, that embryonic stem cell therapy testing on animals has revieled that tumors tend to form as a consequence of the ebyonic stem cell therapy. Also, because many of the embryos used in such therapies are cloned, there is a high chance of genetic mutation, thus rendering the embryos unstable and the stem cells unfit for honest medical practice.

On the contrary, somatic (adult) stem cell therapy has been ready for human medical procedure for several years. Somatic stem cell therapy does not have tumors for side effects and has no incompatability with patient's bodies because they are directly from the patient's body: an exact match of genetic makeup, thus no bodily rejection. To make this beautiful reality even more of an obvious choice, there is no moral debate as to whether or not somatic stem cell therapy is ethical or not.

Please consider these fundamental medical truths about ebryonic and somatic stem cell therapies. To invest American dollars into an embryonic stem cell effort would be too wasteful considering that there is a no-strings-attatched alternative that is much closer to being ready, if not already ready, for public use: somatic stem cell therapy.

Thank you for reading this carefully and with an open perspective.

((http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/winter01/stem_cell.html))

 
17791 05/12/2009 at 04:20:01 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17792 05/12/2009 at 04:20:02 PM Self     I am a right to life advocate and therefore oppose all stem cell research if it means that that the federal government will now fund human embryonic stem cell experimentation and permit pulling stem cells from embryonic human beings "left over" from in vitro fertilization, after which they die.

 
17793 05/12/2009 at 04:20:04 PM Self     Please do not fund stem cell research that destroys human life!

-I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17794 05/12/2009 at 04:20:10 PM Self     I am totally opposed to this legislation. It is an abomination and against God's law and truth. Please do not allow this to take place.

 
17795 05/12/2009 at 04:20:21 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and have already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. Close this loophole immediately.

Although guidelines are established with the best intentions, the potential for abusing these guidelines are enormous. We must err on the side of the Hippocratic Oath and do no harm, the use of Adult stem cells is the way to proceed.

 
17796 05/12/2009 at 04:20:27 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17797 05/12/2009 at 04:20:53 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

Please take this opportunity to stand up to President Obama's order that allows more of your tax dollars to be spent on the destruction of human life.

 
17798 05/12/2009 at 04:21:01 PM Self     It is a trajedy to use the aborted tissue from babies for stem cell research. This practive is sinful and also promotes untoward abortion.

 
17799 05/12/2009 at 04:21:07 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17800 05/12/2009 at 04:21:19 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17801 05/12/2009 at 04:21:19 PM Self     We are opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which forces us as taxpayers to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. Embryo destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17802 05/12/2009 at 04:21:31 PM Self     Please reconsider using tax dollars to support the use of a potential life in the form of an embryo to promote research. How can you choose one person's right to life over another.

 
17803 05/12/2009 at 04:21:34 PM Self     "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. "-Thomas Jefferson

How much more sinful and tyrannical, then, to force me to fund, with my tax dollars, practices which I view as acts of violence against innocent human beings.

In Thomas Jefferson's estimation, the Obama administration's actions in the name of "choice" and "progress" since taking office would without question be viewed as tyrannical.

I did read the Federal Register Notice pertaining to this issue, and I noticed several references to the supposed benefits of embryonic stem cell research. I also noted the dearth of references to the fact that embryonic stem cell research has yet to yield any more promising treatment prospects than adult stem cell research, and that, in fact, the results of adult stem cell research have yielded much MORE promising results. Worse yet, treatments involving embryonic stem cells have caused rejection problems and uncontrollable tumors in patients. But the "notice," although infused with propaganda on the supposed merits of embryonic stem cells, omits these "minor" details.

All evidence to date indicates that these federal funds would be better designated toward further adult stem cell research, rather than the destruction of viable human embryos.

However, this administration has shown that it really isn't interested in any of that. So far, the Obama administration has forced us, as tax payers, to subsidize "family planning" in foreign countries, including FORCED ABORTIONS in China for population control purposes, by repealing the Mexico City Policy (so much for "women's rights" and "freedom of choice," eh, Mr. President?), removed legal protections for health care professionals who refuse to participate in the destruction of unborn children (again, only liberals are entitled to a "choice"), worked to make abortion a "benefit" covered by federally-funded Medicaid, and appointed the extremely pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius to the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services. While a Senator, Barack Obama voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, showing his indifference (at best) to the fact that babies born alive as a result of an attempted abortion were being treated like refuse and left to die. Barack Obama has also promised the passing of the "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA) to essentially remove every regulation on abortion passed since 1973, including informed consent, parental consent, mandatory pre-operative counseling, all gestational limits, all procedural regulations, etc. This administration is working hard to make abortion the ONLY totally unregulated surgical procedure. This is NOT pro-woman. This is NOT pro-life. It is, without a doubt, totally and completely ANTI-LIFE.

This latest decision to grant federal funds to embryonic stem cell research is just one more slap to the face of the American people by this administration. It is proof that all of the campaign talk about "bipartisanship" and "dialogue" was nothing more than hot air, and since such noble ideas have outlived their usefulness to the President and his administration, they have been cast off like the mask that they were.

I do not pretend to understand the deliberately anti-life agenda of this present administration. I do know that it is not in keeping with the will of the American people. The ones who will fill election boxes once again in 3 1/2 years. Food for thought.

Sincerely,

 
17804 05/12/2009 at 04:22:06 PM Self     I oppose Human Stem Cell research that uses embryonic tissue on religions grounds.

 
17805 05/12/2009 at 04:22:10 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17806 05/12/2009 at 04:22:26 PM Self     Gentlemen:

All scientists, physicians and technicians know that the human embryo is a living human being. Nothing is or will be added to its initial cell to make it "more" human or a human with "potential which it does not have as a single cell." Every high school biology book explains this reality. The single cell grows because it receives nourishment from the mother, who is the natural protector and nourisher of the preborn child as it matures through her nourishment, from one to two, to four cells, all adding to the human being developing rapidly, until nine months later, it is born.

It is TOTALLY ABHORRENT that the president has taken this step to use this human person for Hitlerian experiments. It does TOTAL VIOLENCE to our human nature to destroy this human in the name of "possible future curatives," when we already have ADULT stem cells curing more than 70 illnesses and succeeding already in curing sickle cell anemia, a genetic ill that plagues blacks.

DO NOT RATIONALIZE the destruction of human beings for supposed future cures. The end does not serve to justify the means, yet this is what some scientists are in fact doing. It is a gross violation of both human and divine law, and it is the undoing of respect for human life that has taken an unworthy step on the slippery slope of disrespect for the preborn, which began with birth control pills in 1960.

The rationalization that "we can use the embryos that would otherwise be discarded" is gross. The respect we owe those human beings destined to live for all eternity is to offer to bury them after they receive a blessing by religious ministers who recognize the eternal destiny of each one of these half a million "unwanted" embryos which man himself has co-created with God in a gross distortion of human nature.

Do not allow any member of this committee to argue that "religion" has nothing to do with the human being. All knowledge is "one," in the true sense that one set of truths can only contradict another until such time as they prove that one is wrong somewhere and that the other has total validity.

************************** Director, Stem-cell Study Group Houston, Texas

 
17807 05/12/2009 at 04:22:34 PM Self     To those who made the decision to fund embryonic stem cell research with tax payer money:

The research shows that embryonic cells do not bring about the desired results. Adult stem cell research on the other hand has proven to be successful. Is this another way to fund those who supported financially the new adminstration? Why are you the government not taking into consideration what works. There is a saying that says, "To much is given much is required." We will all be held accountable sooner or later. Why not accept the truth in the results of these studies. Dr. O that is a frequent guest on the Ophra show has shown that adult stems cells work. He shared this information with Michael Foxx on the show. I believe that it is wrong to play God with human life. Please take another look at the evidence and spare yourselves the burden of exterminating life at its conception. It is wrong to kill a human being. And an embryo is human.

 
17808 05/12/2009 at 04:22:58 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17809 05/12/2009 at 04:23:28 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17810 05/12/2009 at 04:23:41 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17811 05/12/2009 at 04:23:45 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17812 05/12/2009 at 04:23:59 PM Self     Dear President Obama,

We oppose the use of embryonic stem cell research for the following reasons:

- We are opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

- Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

- The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

President Obama, do not allow more of our tax dollars to be spent on the destruction of human life.

Thank you for your kind attention.

Sincerely,

 
17813 05/12/2009 at 04:24:00 PM Self     Do not fund NIH Human Stem Cell Research! It is not necessary as adult stem cells can be used and will not lead to the growth of human fetuses to experiment with. I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. -The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17814 05/12/2009 at 04:24:02 PM Self     The experimentation on and destruction of human embryos are immoral acts. Federal funds should not be allocated for this research. Rather, ethical alternatives, such as adult stem cell research should be pursued.

 
17815 05/12/2009 at 04:24:21 PM Self     Please do not utilize my tax dollars to fund stem cell research that destroys human life.

 
17816 05/12/2009 at 04:24:45 PM Self     We support the protection of ALL human life, from the moment of conception until natural death. The exploitation of human embryos for research purpose is immoral and an outrage against the sanctity of life. We are becoming a utilitarian culture as sinister as Nazism, that promoted the experimentation on humans as expandable guinea pigs. Let us reconsider what we are becoming before it is too late.

 
17817 05/12/2009 at 04:25:25 PM Self     Please do not use humans, or our parts. Please honor the Creator of human beings, and all our parts.

-I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17818 05/12/2009 at 04:25:33 PM Self     Please vote no on embryonice stem cell research. There has been great success with adult stem cells and terrible failure with embryonic. However, to take a human life at its earliest stage defies our humanity.

 
17819 05/12/2009 at 04:25:34 PM Self     -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17820 05/12/2009 at 04:25:34 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. -The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17821 05/12/2009 at 04:25:51 PM Self     1) Embryonic stem cells have proven problematic in use in humans, sometimes resulting in rejection of the cells, sometimes even resulting in tumors. Adult stem cells have proven effective in helping patients, do not destroy human life, and are non-controversial.

2) I do not wish my tax dollars to support research that destroys life while experimenting with cells that have proven highly unreliable, and even dangerous, to the healing of patients.

Summary: I am strongly opposed to embryonic stem cell research because it destroys life, is not medically effective, and is often dangerous to patients. I do not want U.S. taxpayers who are pro-life to be forced to pay for this research.

 
17822 05/12/2009 at 04:26:06 PM Self     Mr. President,

I am respectfully opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be very ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

As you said in your victory speech, on the night of November 4, 2008: "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible...". Yes sir, America is that place, as long as one is given the chance to be born, grow up and prove oneself. Of all people sir, you should be one who defends life. The story of your life is a monument to life's potential, as you overcame hardships and insurmountable odds to become the first African-American president of the United States of America.

Therefore, and with all due respect, I strongly encourage you to reconsider the draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research.

Sincerely,

 
17823 05/12/2009 at 04:26:30 PM       I was against the issuing of an executive order to overturned President Bush's policy and open the floodgates for funding more embryonic stem cell research that creates an incentive to create and destroy human embryos.

Now you are drafting guidelines for distributing funds for this research of human embryonic stem cells. Tomorrow you will refine aborted babies as a human embryonic stem cell and open the killing fields of human stem cell babies. Where are you going to draw the line? You stop it now from going any further.

I do not want to send my tax dollars to experiment on stem cells taken from human embryos that supposedly are "leftover" from in vitro fertilization. Instead of promoting the adoption of these human embryos, these draft guidelines are requiring their death.

These cells are human not just a “cell”. Stop any funding for the death of humans.

Give the funds to where there is a recorded success in the Adult stem cell research instead of amassing a holocaust on humans that have no voice.

 
17824 05/12/2009 at 04:26:36 PM Self     To Whom It May Concern:

-I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

Sincerely.

 
17825 05/12/2009 at 04:27:38 PM Self     I am opposed to your guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which would force taxpayers to subsidize research that would destroy innocent human life.

Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective. Adult stem cells appear a better way to solve this problem.

As drafted there is no prevention for future cloning of humans. This is not acceptable and must be changed.

 
17826 05/12/2009 at 04:27:40 PM Self     Embryonic stem cell research holds great promise for millions of Americans suffering from many diseases and disorders. I am not a scientist, but I am a member of the Parkinson’s community and have been following progress in this field with great interest. Significant strides have been made over the past decade, and the final guidelines issued by NIH must build on this progress so that cures and new therapies can get to patients as quickly as possible. The final guidelines should not create new bureaucratic hurdles that will slow the pace of progress.

I am pleased that these draft guidelines -- in Section II B -- would appear to permit federal funding of stem cell lines previously not eligible for federal funding and for new lines created in the future from surplus embryos at fertility clinics. However, as drafted, Section II B does not ensure that any current stem cell line will meet the criteria outlined and thus be eligible for federal funding. It will be important for the final guidelines to allow federal funds for research using all stem cell lines created by following ethical practices at the time they were derived. This will ensure that the final guidelines build on progress that has already been made.

I also believe that the final guidelines should permit federal funding for stem cell lines derived from sources other than excess IVF embryos, such as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Sections II B and IV of the draft guidelines do not permit such federal funding and I recommend that the final guidelines provide federal funding using stem cell lines derived in other ways. If not, it is essential that the NIH continue to monitor developments in this exciting research area and to update these guidelines as the research progresses.

 
17827 05/12/2009 at 04:28:37 PM Self     I do not want my tax dollar going for embryonic cell research. You are not being fair to the citizens of this country, when adult stem cells are a successful alternative.

Please do the RIGHT thing.

 
17828 05/12/2009 at 04:28:38 PM Self     There is so much success with ADULT stem cells, I would like to see money go toward that - NOT research on embryos, which is ethically and morally wrong.

 
17829 05/12/2009 at 04:30:01 PM Self     Embryonic stem cell research holds great promise for millions of Americans suffering from many diseases and disorders. I am not a scientist, but I am a member of the Parkinson’s community and have been following progress in this field with great interest. Significant strides have been made over the past decade, and the final guidelines issued by NIH must build on this progress so that cures and new therapies can get to patients as quickly as possible. The final guidelines should not create new bureaucratic hurdles that will slow the pace of progress.

I am pleased that these draft guidelines -- in Section II B -- would appear to permit federal funding of stem cell lines previously not eligible for federal funding and for new lines created in the future from surplus embryos at fertility clinics. However, as drafted, Section II B does not ensure that any current stem cell line will meet the criteria outlined and thus be eligible for federal funding. It will be important for the final guidelines to allow federal funds for research using all stem cell lines created by following ethical practices at the time they were derived.

I also believe that the final guidelines should permit federal funding for stem cell lines derived from sources other than excess IVF embryos, such as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Sections II B and IV of the draft guidelines do not permit such federal funding and I recommend that the final guidelines provide federal funding using stem cell lines derived in other ways. If not, it is essential that the NIH continue to monitor developments in this exciting research area and to update these guidelines as the research progresses.

To cut to the point, please don't block any legal,ethical,methods to obtain stem cells.

 
17830 05/12/2009 at 04:30:09 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. -The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17831 05/12/2009 at 04:30:42 PM Self     DO NOT, support stem cell research, as it destroys ALL life. It is against the principles and morals of this nation.

 
17832 05/12/2009 at 04:30:52 PM Self     We strongly disagree with the use of tax dollars to fund research on embryonic stem cells. We are morally opposed to the barbaric practice. Please continue funding adult stem cell research, where real progress has been made.

 
17833 05/12/2009 at 04:31:00 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17834 05/12/2009 at 04:31:10 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

 
17835 05/12/2009 at 04:31:31 PM Self     I am concerned that here is no scientific basis for using cells derived from human embryos for research since it is well-documented that adult stem cells have yielded more results. Futhermore, there is a great risk of cancer associated with embryonic stem cells. I can't fathom what could possibly justify the use of cells derived from human emryos

 
17836 05/12/2009 at 04:32:01 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes. -Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. -The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately. I personally, as a nurse, believe that stem cell research on embryonic stem cells is an unneccessary evil. I know that research has shown that stem cells from a person's own body works for that person. And as far as research is concerned, stem cells can be taken from umbilical cords and are as qualified as from the embryoes. Please do not fund this atrocity with my tax money. Thank you.

 
17837 05/12/2009 at 04:32:20 PM Self     Dear President Obama,

Life is sacred and must be treated as such. There is so much life being destroyed from all types of killings, abortion being one. Why must you insist on more killing in the process of getting stem cells? There has got to be an easier way and one in which one does not kill.

Sincerely,

 
17838 05/12/2009 at 04:32:23 PM Self     -I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17839 05/12/2009 at 04:32:49 PM Self     Despite limited evidence that embryonic stem cells have provided tangible cures for disease, the Left continues to push this as a backdoor method to advance their radical, pro-abortion agenda.

 
17840 05/12/2009 at 04:32:51 PM Self     Given that stem cells can be extracted from the placenta, there is no need to destroy human life to perform this research. If "choice" is the real issue behind the proposed barbaric practice - supposedly in the name of science and medical advancement - the young lady made her choice when she hopped into the backseat. Now it's time to allow the new life she helped to create to make a few choices.

 
17841 05/12/2009 at 04:33:17 PM Self     I think it is immoral to treat human life as an experimental unit in desctructive or gene-transformative research. This is recognzed for those capable of life outside the womb, but why only that subset of humanity?

Instead, adult stem cells should be used for research purposes.

 
17842 05/12/2009 at 04:33:50 PM Self     The following statement speaks very well for me. I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

 
17843 05/12/2009 at 04:33:55 PM Self     President Obama:

I am strongly against any use of public tax money for stem cell research that would kill human tissue in any way. There are plenty of viable alternatives to this kind of research and I urge you to consider the morality of the destruction of life that such action will cause. Using tax money for this type of immoral activity is beyond logical and reasonable thinking. Please give serious thought to your recommendations.

Thanks for your consideration in this critical matter.

 
17844 05/12/2009 at 04:34:00 PM Self     Please do not use fetal tissue for stem cell research when adult is readily available and success has already been proven. We contiually slide into devaluing human life.

 
17845 05/12/2009 at 04:34:17 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Support should be directed to stem cell research and treatments that do not destroy human life and are already proven successful. There is no case under which government support should be extended to human cloning or the creation of human embryos for research purposes.

-Embryo-destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and even dangerous, forming uncontrollable tumors and causing rejection problems. Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, effective in treating patients. We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life.

-The proposed regulations do not prevent future funding for embryonic stem cell research that could lead to the creation of clones and human-animal hybrids. This loophole must be closed immediately.

Please take this opportunity to stand up to President Obama's order that allows more of your tax dollars to be spent on the destruction of human life.

 
17846 05/12/2009 at 04:34:19 PM Self     I am not surprised that the Abortionist in Chief also holds embryonic life to be cheap and disposable. Obama has demonstrated by his actions that only those fortunate to be alive and breathing outside the womb may have some assurance of quality of life, at least until he starts promoting a Socialist medical insurance agenda. God help this nation, and protect us from the destruction of Obama and his administration. Four years will go by quickly and yet the damage which will be done by this administration will take decades to undo. For those lives which will be ended by Obama's political agenda, there will be no life, liberty or pursuit of happiness.

 
17847 05/12/2009 at 04:34:21 PM Self     The National Institutes of Health should rescind its guidelines proposing to use federal funds for stem cell research that requires destroying live human embryos. It is especially troubling that some supporters of this research are urging the NIH to endorse an even broader policy, encouraging the deliberate use of in vitro fertilization or cloning to produce human embryos for stem cell research. Such creation of new life solely to destroy it would mark the final reduction of human beings to mere objects or commodities.

My tax dollars should not be used to promote destructive embryonic stem cell research or any form of human cloning. Instead support should be directed to adult stem cell research, which is ethically sound, harms no one, and is already helping suffering patients with dozens of conditions.

 
17848 05/12/2009 at 04:34:25 PM Self     Adult stem cells have proven to be better suited for research, please stop using my tax dollars on embryonic stem cell research.

 
17849 05/12/2009 at 04:34:32 PM Self     If I am not in error, only adult stem cells have produced positive results. Why then is anyone even considering the growing,to destroy, embryonic stem cells? This should be a non issue. Use the adult stem cells that work and make everyone happy. Everyone that is except those making money off the embryonic stem cells.

 
17850 05/12/2009 at 04:34:41 PM Self     I am opposed to your draft guidelines for embryonic stem cell research, which force me as a taxpayer to subsidize research requiring the destruction of innocent human life. Embryo destructive stem cell research has shown to be ineffective and causes numerous side effects. We should never fund controversial research that destroys human life when there are other options.

 
17851 05/12/2009 at 04:34:56 PM Self     Please be careful how you respond to issues of the unborn, God is watching and is the final Judge.

 



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